Franck Vigroux 

A composer and improviser, Franck Vigroux lives in a universe where noise, improvisation, electroacoustic, industrial, hörspiel, and contemporary music meet. On stage he can play many different roles : guitar player, turntablist, revox manipulator, electronic performer. He also directed numerous videos, such as Dust (30') in 2007.

Franck Vigroux performs solo or regularly collaborates for live acts with Mika Vainio, Transistor (with Ben Miller), Reinhold Friedl. He also collaborated with Kasper Toeplitz, Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins, Joey Baron, Bruno Chevillon, Marc Ducret, Push the Triangle, Kenji Siratori, Ars Nova Ensemble Instrumental, performs with video artists Antoine Schmitt (Tempest), Kurt d'Haeseleer (Aucun lieu), Philippe Fontes (Police).

Since 2000 he repeatedly performed in the United States, in Europe and in Japan either in festivals or in clubs. In 2003, he founded his own label D'Autres Cordes records, some albums are also published by others labels such as Signature Radio France and Hypermodern (Japan).

In 2008 he founded the Compagny D'autres cordes dedicated to performing arts :
2009 - Septembres - by Philippe Malone, directed by Michel Simonot.
2010 - Broken Circles - for ten musicians interpreted by Ars Nova Ensemble Instrumental, conducted by Philippe Nahon.
2010 - Nous autres ? - for 2 dancer and 1 electronic musician and interactive video installation.
2011 - Un Sang d'Encre - with Marc Ducret, texts by F.Kafka.
2012 - Camera - piece for timpani, piano, electronics, doublebass, guitar, tape.
2013 - Aucun Lieu - piece for 1 dancer 1 musician, video installation.

In 2011 he also composed D503, inspired from the novel Us (Eugene Zamiatine), a piece for Radio France ACR which runs for Prix Italia 2011. He has been commissioned for electroacoustic composition or live electronics acts by Radio France and GRM (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013).

Awards

Villa Médicis hors les murs, 2009 (New York)
Nominee Best Album and Best Track, Qwartz Electronic Music Awards, 2011
Nominee Prix Italia, 2011 (2nd in music composition)
Nominee Best Video Music Qwartz, 2008